Competitive Information for Sableye [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Sableye sableye
Base Stats for Sableye

Dark / Ghost

Abilities:
Keen EyeKeen Eye: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's accuracy stat stage.
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StallStall: This Pokemon moves last among Pokemon using the same or greater priority moves.
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PranksterPrankster: This Pokemon's non-damaging moves have their priority increased by 1.


Evolutions / Family:
Sableye

Weakness Chart for Dark/Ghost-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
  
0x
  
  
  
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
0x
0.5x
0x
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Sableye? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Sableye in Pokemon Black/White:

TentacruelPolitoedKyuremSuicuneHydreigonKrookodileTogekissWeavileUmbreonDonphanZangooseMandibuzz


Sableye is a remarkable Dark and Ghost-typed Pokemon. It's a usual sight to see Sableye out in the 5th generation battlefield. Sableye is one of the few Pokemon who don't have any type-related weaknesses.


Species: Sableye
Item: Leftovers / Focus Sash
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Night Shade
- Recover
- Taunt / Foul Play
- Will-O-Wisp

Special Wall Sableye (Analytic)

Sableye is a stupendous Special Wall. It's purpose is to take a good amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Sableye last longer regaining it's stamina every turn. Focus Sash helps protect Sableye from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Prankster, Sableye's non-damaging moves have their priority increased by 1.

Night Shade is a special STAB-boosted 0-base power Ghost-type move (does damage equal to your Sableye's level).
Recover is a status move (heals your Sableye by 50% of its max hp).
Taunt is a status move (target can't use status moves its next 3 turns).
Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Will-O-Wisp is a status move (burns the target).




Species: Sableye
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Foul Play / Sucker Punch
- Double-Edge / Return
- Shadow Claw
- Poison Jab

Physical Sweeper Sableye (Prankster)

Sableye is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Sableye from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Sableye's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Prankster, Sableye's non-damaging moves have their priority increased by 1.

Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Sucker Punch is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Shadow Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).




Species: Sableye
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dark Pulse / Snarl
- Shadow Ball / Ominous Wind
- Psychic
- Signal Beam

Special Sweeper Sableye (Prankster)

Sableye is an astounding Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Sableye from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Sableye's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Prankster, Sableye's non-damaging moves have their priority increased by 1.

Dark Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Snarl is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Dark-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
Shadow Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Ominous Wind is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Ghost-type move (10% chance to raise all stats by 1 stage (not acc/eva)).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Sableye? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Sableye in Pokemon Black/White:

TentacruelPolitoedKyuremSuicuneHydreigonKrookodileTogekissWeavileUmbreonDonphanZangooseMandibuzz


Species: Sableye
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Foul Play / Sucker Punch
- Double-Edge / Return
- Shadow Claw
- Poison Jab

Doubles Physical Sweeper Sableye (Prankster)

Sableye is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Sableye from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Sableye's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Prankster, Sableye's non-damaging moves have their priority increased by 1.

Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Sucker Punch is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Shadow Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Poison Jab is a physical 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).




Species: Sableye
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Snarl / Dark Pulse
- Shadow Ball
- Icy Wind
- Psychic

Doubles Special Sweeper Sableye (Prankster)

Sableye is a spectacular Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Sableye from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Sableye's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Prankster, Sableye's non-damaging moves have their priority increased by 1.

Snarl is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Dark-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
Dark Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Shadow Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Sableye learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Incinerate
30
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Night Shade
--
100%
15
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Octazooka
65
85%
10
50% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Power Gem
70
100%
20
No additional effect.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snarl
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fake Out
40
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only. 100% flinch chance.
Feint
30
100%
10
Nullifies Detect, Protect, and Quick/Wide Guard.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
20
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Knock Off
20
100%
20
Removes the target's held item.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Low Sweep
60
100%
20
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Metal Burst
--
100%
10
If hit by an attack, returns 1.5x damage.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Punishment
--
100%
5
60 power +20 for each of the target's stat boosts.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Shadow Sneak
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Sucker Punch
80
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Embargo
--
100%
15
For 5 turns, the target's item has no effect.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Flatter
--
100%
15
Raises the target's Sp. Atk by 1 and confuses it.
Foresight
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Gravity
--
--
5
For 5 turns, negates all Ground immunities.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Mean Look
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Metronome
--
--
10
Picks a random move.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Moonlight
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recover
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Telekinesis
--
--
15
For 3 turns, target floats but moves can't miss it.
Tickle
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by 1.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Will-O-Wisp
--
75%
15
Burns the target.
Wonder Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all Defense and Sp. Def stats switch.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Sableye can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Sableye

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